Profit-making corporations have every incentive to underestimate the probabilities of potential disasters and lowball the likely externalized harms. This is why it's necessary to have such things as government regulators.
As the person heading the association producing CES, I had a front row seat to judge the state of innovation. I'm pleased to report that the United States has leaders who focus on results before politics.
TV game shows may have declined in recent years, but idea contests are riding a wave among big corporations. That's because competitions arise when problems loom large -- so no surprise they're currently on the uptick.